I have a fabulous dessert to share with you… Cadillac Margarita Ice Cream. It is easy and delicious, and the best part? You don’t need an ice cream maker.
Cadillac Margarita Ice Cream
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (I used a combination of regular, key and Mexican limes)
2 Tbsp tequila
3 Tbsp Grand Marnier (you could also use Cointreau or Triple Sec)
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp freshly grated lime zest
granulated sugar for glasses
This is really easy and really delicious.
Squeeze enough limes for a 1/2 cup of juice. Mix with tequila, Grand Marnier and powdered sugar. Stir until dissolved. Add in the cream and whip on medium low until smooth.
You don’t want to whip the mixture until it is stiff, but it should have some body to it. Stir in the lime zest, spoon into a container and freeze overnight or for at least 8 hours.
It will not be rock hard like most ice creams, but it will be smooth and creamy and yummy. Run a lime wedge over the edge of a margarita glass and dip the rim in granulated sugar (or a sugar/salt mixture.) Scoop ice cream into the glasses and serve immediately.
Remember, this is NOT a dessert for children. I might have gotten a little buzz just from licking the beaters on the mixer. (I’m just sayin’)
At any rate, enjoy!